Nerf Bars its Role and Importance

Putting a nerf bars is a great addition and styling to your ride’s exterior. It will increase the functionality of your truck since it serves as a sturdy step up for easy access in climbing up to the bed of your truck. There are different terms for this exterior automotive part such as boss bars, step bars, step tubes and running bars. It is made using different materials and comes in different design to complement the style of the vehicle.

The role of nerf bars?

Nerf bars can help you add style and uniqueness on your vehicle, especially if you want to make it stand out from other stock vehicles. It is made of high-quality materials and acts as a step bar. It is installed below the door to serve as a convenient way of accessing in and out of your rig. This is great to use especially for lifted trucks or vehicles with high ground clearance.

This automotive accessory provides safety and convenience particularly for kids, and also people of all ages who are short in height or anyone who need extra support to help them access the bed area of the truck. When crossing rocky terrains, this part can also help in protecting the side part of your vehicle. It prevents rocks from hitting parts under and the side part of your chassis to avoid scratches.

Types of materials used

Step bar has a tube-like structure that is made using different materials such as rubber, plastic, fiber glass, and steel which comes in variants like diamond-plated, stainless, powder coated or chrome. Choose the one that will match or complement the style of your vehicle.

There are different brands that offer nerf bars and it is constructed to fit directly and follow the lines of the vehicle’s lower body structure. It has a heavy-duty frame mounting brackets to be able to carry a weight capacity of 300 lbs. Choosing the heavy duty designs will give more weight capacity of 500 lbs. The heavy-duty ones are created with an aluminum frame under the stepping surface for added support.

Benefits and other information

Nerf bars are created to provide convenience, making it easy for every passenger when climbing aboard your truck. It also provides safety since it acts as a shield for rocks, sand, mud and other particles that may ruin the detailing of the vehicle’s side area. Some designs are created with non-slip stepping pads to avoid slipping, sliding or falling off the bar while attempting to climb up or down the vehicle. It also keeps the dirt and grime off which may ruin the carpet before you settle your feet on.

Running bar, nerf bar, step board, or whatever you call it — is available in different sizes and designs but it generally runs around the perimeter of the vehicle. This automotive part is mounted on the side of the exterior. High-quality materials were used to ensure it is rigid enough to protect the side part of the rig and also to withstand different terrains and weather conditions, may it be snowy and rainy conditions.



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